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21469
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This article examines the role that promotional literature and pamphlets fostered and inspired by the Roanoke settlement played in attracting settlers and in the eventual settlement of the Albemarle region via an analysis of these materials as well as colonial documents that reveal the extent of claims in the region prior to the Carolina Charter of 1663.
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21471
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A reprint of letters written on behalf of a group of 106 emancipated former slaves who had settled in a colony in Liberia begun by the American Colonization Society -- a group formed to facilitate the colonization of former slaves in Africa. The McKay settlers became free after a lengthy court case over the will of their former master, James Iver McKay of Bladen County. Traveling aboard the packet ship MARY CAROLINE STEVENS, the group left Norfolk on May 28, 1857. The letters, penned for the settlers by an intermediary, contain their requests for supplies and money, and demonstrate the difficulties that contributed, along with the American Civil War, to the eventual failure of the enterprise and the Society.
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21470
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The second in a series of articles examining the mid-1850s dispute between Congressman Thomas Lanier Clingman and Professor of Sciences at the University of North Carolina Elisha Mitchell over who had been the first to identify, ascend, and measure the highest peak in the Black Mountains in Yancey County. The debate took a tragic turn when, in June 1857, Mitchell returned to the mountains to vindicate his claim and lost his footing and fell to his death.
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